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Dáil Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 30 Apr 1969

Vol. 240 No. 2

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Irish Dentists in Britain.


asked the Taoiseach whether enough attention is given to attracting Irish dentists in Britain back to Ireland in view of the emphasis given in Local Appointment Commission advertising to knowledge of Irish as an aid to appointment and the fact that very often dentists who apply from Britain are given only seven days notice of the date for interview.

Special attention is given to this matter. The Commission advertises, in Britain, dental surgeon vacancies with a view to bringing them to the notice of Irish nationals resident there. These vacancies are advertised in groups, when possible. This is a help to candidates in Britain as one attendance for interview is then sufficient for a candidate applying for vacancies in several areas. Several Irish dentists from Britain and the Six Counties were recruited last year, for example, and it is hoped to recruit more this year.

Candidates, including those from Britain, are usually given at least two weeks notice of the date of interview.